Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who had used folk medicine (FOKYR) in (2002) or a traditional healer (FOKBOTANYR, FOKCURANYR, FOKESPIRYR, FOKNAMYR, FOKSHAMYR, FOKSOBADYR, or FOKYERBYR) (for 2007) during the past 12 months and had told a conventional medical professional about their use of folk medicine or a traditional healer (FOKLCONVHP), FOKLNURS indicates whether they had reported their use of folk medicine or a traditional healer to a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
In both 2002 and 2007, interviewers asked, "During the past 12 months, did you let any of these conventional medical professionals know about your use of folk medicine or a traditional healer?" and handed the respondent a card listing several types of conventional health care practitioners. If the answer was affirmative (i.e., a "Yes" response in FOKLCONVP), interviewers asked the follow-up question, "Which ones [did you tell]?" and noted, "You may choose more than one."
In both 2002 and 2007, the list of conventional medical professionals included, along with "nurse practitioner/physician assistant":
- Medical doctor (including specialists) (FOKLMD)
- Psychiatrist (FOKLPSYCHI)
- Dentist (including specialists) (FOKLDENT)
In 2007, the list included additional categories of conventional medical professionals:
- Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) (FOKLDO)
- Psychologist/Social Worker (FOKLPSYCHO)
- Pharmacist (FOKLPHARM)
For more information about the full range of variables related to folk medicine or a traditional healer, including definitions, see FOKYR.
- 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for folk medicine during the past 12 months and have let a conventional medical professional know about their use of folk medicine.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a traditional healer during the past 12 months and have let a conventional medical professional know about their use of a tradtional healer.
- 2002, 2007
- 2002, 2007 : SAMPWEIGHT